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Old 01-15-2008, 01:47 PM   #1
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VMware Workstation and Linux. No way to start it, it hangs always.


Hi,

I've just installed the latest build of VMware Workstation 6.0.2 for Linux 64bit.

Always was fine configured and I can start VMware without problem....

I can succesfully create a Virtual Machine but when I try to power on this VM (Windows or Linux),

my system crash without error. No way, it always crash, I need to power off the system.


This is very strange since my system is always really stable.
I'm using Fedora 8 x86_64 with a 2.6.23 kernel.

Please help, is there a way to get VMware working on my system?

Regards,
Davide.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 09:56 PM   #2
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Install the latest 32-bit version of VMware Workstation.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 12:56 PM   #3
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Install the latest 32-bit version of VMware Workstation.
32bit version doesn't work on 64bit distribution

I solved simply by disabling virtualization from my vanilla kernel.
Thanks aniway
Bye.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 02:10 PM   #4
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The 32-bit version does work on a 64-bit distribution, I have used the 32-bit version on a 64-bit OS since workstation 5 was first released. One can even install a 64-bit guest if desired.

But I'm glad you have solved the problem.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 04:58 PM   #5
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The 32-bit version does work on a 64-bit distribution, I have used the 32-bit version on a 64-bit OS since workstation 5 was first released. One can even install a 64-bit guest if desired.

But I'm glad you have solved the problem.
as I told you before VMware 6 32bit doesn't work on a x86_64 kernel.
I just tryed to confirm that. It tell me that I need to install a x86_64 version

Bye.
 
Old 01-16-2008, 05:31 PM   #6
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OK!!!! You win!!! It is not worth any further waste of time by either of us.
 
  


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